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twitterpated

August 14th, 2009 · No Comments · Phil

arg. none of my texts during this trip posted to twitter from my phone. here they are in order. also included are my facebook status updates which get texted to a ugandan phone number. technology. crazy. i hear they even have the internet on computers these days.

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best comment spam ever

November 20th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Phil

There has come winter :(
It became cold and cloudy!
Mood very bad :(
Depression Begins
the author was DDDepressionnn and the whois info said it originated in amsterdam. current sunrise/sunset info for amsterdam shows them with eight and half hours of sun, losing four minutes a day. here’s kampala uganda for comparison.

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random

November 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Phil

regular kind of things going on around here. paige is working. odin is eating and growing. i’m applying for photo projects. the big news is over at philsgood photo, where i have added a random post generator. if you have some time to kill and especially if you don’t have any time to kill, this [...]

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some recent videos

October 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Phil

have a couple new videos for you. internet at our house has been pretty good lately. when it’s on. days can be non-existent, but evenings/nights and weekends is totally usable. and i have learned to run my 50MB movies through imovie to export a decent quality 3MB movie to youtube. glad it works! i wasn’t [...]

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at the end of the first quarter it’s phil 1, technology 0

October 16th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Phil

welcome to the first draft of the new look ab.comBLOG. i had a couple tense moments of mysql database ineptitude, but all’s well that ends well. it might not look that much different to you, but in the guts i’ve upgraded wordpress to the current version after two years and upgraded the theme to the [...]

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boldly into the 21st century

August 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Phil

youtube was around when we were still here in the states, but it didn’t really explode until after we moved to uganda and consequently passed us by a little because we didn’t have the internet for video surfing. well, we just got a little point and shoot camera that shoots nice video, mostly to do [...]

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electricity on/off

January 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment · Paige

a headline in today’s online nytimes - “power failures outrage south africa.”
this may make international news for south africa - the “europe of africa” - but it’s commonplace in uganda. load-shedding? we don’t have it for just a few hours in the afternoon, that would be luxury. no, load-shedding in uganda tends [...]

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50% extra snafu

October 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment · Paige

the uganda telecommunications system is hamstrung, clogged, ineffectual (should i go on?) since the three dominant cellphone companies – mtn, celtel, uganda telecom – started their 50% extra airtime campaigns simultaneously two months ago. the headache has caused enough national fervor that the uganda communications commission is intervening. today’s front-page headlines from the [...]

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fun with the blog

December 5th, 2006 · No Comments · Phil

i just switched the blog over the the new blogger beta platform to take advantage of a few cool new features, most notably labels and the drop-down archives. as it turns out, since i publish to an ftp (so the blog appears at andersonbowen.com and not blogspot.com and so i can add some features like [...]

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new photos

November 15th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Phil

if you frequent the blogosphere, you’ll have no doubt noticed that unlike many/most blogs out there, we don’t have photos with the text of our blog entries. the reasons are that 1) we like the look of just having text 2) there are plenty of photos elsewhere on our site and 3) even if we [...]

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